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Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon Family Multi-Adventure Tour – Teens & Kids

Walk/Hike
Bike
Horseback Ride

Epic National Parks Family Adventure

From $2,798 - $3,098 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$570 for sgl. occ.)
Plus 6.35% Utah state sales tax.

Can you believe it? The whimsical rock formations and spectacular views. The red, orange and yellow hues. And in this wonderland of slot canyons, pinnacles and bristlecone pine, your family gets to hike, bike, mule ride and rock climb. Watching the sun set at the surreal gorge's rim, you might just hear Dr. Seuss say: "Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one."

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Utah & Arizona

St. George, Utah

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Highlights

  • View astonishing rock formations, river-carved canyons and sandstone cliffs in some the country's best-known parks
  • Pedal among crimson rocks, desert wildflowers and scampering wildlife to Red Canyon
  • Hike through an impressive slot canyon in Bryce, whose narrow walls are a feat of nature
  • Explore the Grand Canyon's rim by mule, just like early pioneers (Just for kids)
Utah & Arizona

St. George, Utah

Bryce Zion Utah Map

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Discover Bryce Canyon's maze of spires, windows and pinnacles  |  Hike through a slot canyon whose walls are only 10 feet apart in places  |  Discover a labyrinth of hoodoos and vivid rock formations sprouting from the floor of Queen's Garden  |  Grown-ups spin to Red Canyon, where youngsters join them for a breezy ride 

Day 3 Kids make like early pioneers, exploring the Grand Canyon's rim by mule  |  Adults enjoy the beauty of the Grand Canyon during a hike  |  Point Imperial offers unrivaled views of the Painted Desert and Marble Canyon  |  Follow Widforss Trail for an astounding view of the majestic San Francisco Peaks

Day 4 Watch as the high-desert cliffs of the Grand Staircase change to vibrant shades of pink and red  |  In Zion, hike to the edge of the Virgin River and look into the Narrows, one of the most renowned slot canyons in the world, with small waterfalls and hanging gardens cascading down the rock faces.

Days 5-6 The thrilling hike to Angels Landing brings adults nearly 1,500 feet above the valley for a 360-degree panorama  |  Opt for an easygoing walk past Emerald Pools if heights aren't your thing  |  Experienced canyoneering instructors show kids the ropes  |  Pedal a traffic-free route amid towering walls of sheer Navajo sandstone. 

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from the selection of dates below for your group of 16 or more. If your party has fewer than 16 guests, or your preferred date is not available, call or email us and we'll work together to find a trip just for you.

2018 Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more guests: from $2,798 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $3,298 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $4,798 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $5,398 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $6,198 pp dbl occ

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Prices

From $2,798 - $3,098 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$570 for sgl. occ.)
Plus 6.35% Utah state sales tax.

Traveling with Kids

Casual Hotels

Bryce Canyon Lodge
Lodge at Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon National Park (1 night)

Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim
Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim

Grand Canyon National Park (2 nights)

Driftwood Lodge
The Driftwood Lodge

Springdale, Utah (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 1-3

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Bryce, Zion and Grand Canyon

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Casual Hotels

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

Bryce Canyon Lodge

Lodge at Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon National Park (1 night)

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this simple park lodge is mere steps from the canyon's edge.

Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim

Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim

Grand Canyon National Park (2 nights)

This 1920s rustic stone-and-wood lodge is perched above the grandeur of the remote North Rim.

Driftwood Lodge

The Driftwood Lodge

Springdale, Utah (2 nights)

Guest rooms at this welcoming riverside lodge have spacious rooms and views of the stunning red cliffs of Zion.

This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-3

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

Daily Route Options
Day Activity EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 Walking/Hiking 3 600
2 Biking 9* 250 17 350 34 1600
Walking/Hiking 2 100
3 Walking/Hiking 2 600 5 1500 5 2100 9 1000
Walking/Hiking 5 600
Other Point Imperial Scenic Drive (2 Hours Round-Trip)
Kids Mule Ride (1 Hour)
4 Walking/Hiking 2 200 5 500
5 Walking/Hiking 2 400 4 1000 5 1500 6 1800
Kids Canyoneering (6 Hours)
6 Biking 17 900
 

Note: On this Family Trip, our biking routes follow gentle rolling terrain. Hiking routes include a few steep ascents and descents. Liberal van shuttling is incorporated into the itinerary and mileage is moderate to enable you to spend more time exploring on your own.

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Meals

All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day’s ride is a bike that’s perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip or view our full bike fleet in further detail.

Backroads Titanium Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Our custom-built titanium bikes are specially designed for you—and we offer different models for varied terrain so your bike is ideally suited to the region. Our custom-made bikes are included in your trip price.

Touring Bike (Included)

For trips departing before 4/15/18, please see available bike options here.

Custom Kids Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture its own line of kid's bikes. While the wheels might be small, the performance is big—it's the perfect choice for kids. On all Backroads Family Trips, you'll find 20" and 24" bicycles for the younger set. They say good things come in small packages; when it comes to bikes for kids of all ages, Backroads is the expert.

Custom Kids Bikes

Custom Kids Bikes (Included)

Burley Kazoo trailer bike (Included in your trip price)

The Burley Kazoo trailer bike, for children up to 85 pounds, attaches to an adult bike with your child providing some of the pedal power for a real team effort! It's ideal for kids who may be comfortable pedaling around the neighborhood but aren't yet ready for bike touring.

Burley Kazoo trailer bike

Burley Cub trailer (Included)

Burley Cub trailer (Included in your trip price)

The Burley Cub trailer, for one or two children 60 pounds and under, is sturdy carrier that attaches to our bikes. It provides a comfortable and safe ride in the spacious interior with inner pockets for snacks and drinks, a reclining seat with a secure five point padded harness system and an adjustable sunscreen.

Burley Cub trailer

Burley Cub trailer

Also Included

  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Accommodations & Service Standards

The Lodge at Bryce Canyon and Grand Canyon Lodge at the North Rim are fairly rustic national park lodges that reflect their natural surroundings. While these historic hotels offers simpler accommodations than the typical Backroads property, they've been selected because of their access to the best riding and hiking in the region. Please note that the guest rooms are basic and are not equipped with televisions or air-conditioning (nights are usually cool due to the high elevation). Generally speaking, service in the national parks can seem laid-back when compared with the high standards of service found on other Backroads trips.

Interpretive Guides & Hiking Without Your Leaders

The National Park Service has many regulations on hiking. In Zion National Park you will begin your hike with your leaders, who will hike with you as far as park service regulations allow. You will then explore the remainder of the trails on your own. In Bryce Canyon National Park, your leaders can hike with you but can't act as interpretive guides. They'll also be unable to hike with you in Grand Canyon National Park. Throughout the trip, your leaders will give an orientation to the area's flora, fauna and terrain before your hikes. Permit restrictions also dictate that your leaders won't be able to offer route support on the optional bike ride at the Grand Canyon. Thank you for helping us cooperate with each park's regulations!

Why Travel with Backroads in Bryce, Zion and Grand Canyon

Discover Your Own Landmarks

We've explored the Southwest actively for 37 years, and our trips have never stopped evolving: we're constantly out on the road fine-tuning the experience, retaining what's great and changing parts that, for whatever reason, are no longer as special. That's the value of traveling with veterans: we show you the best of the region, exploring fascinating routes that go far beyond the usual tourist landmarks so you can discover your own.

A Second Van When You Need It

Backroads is the only active travel company providing two support vans in Bryce, Zion and Grand Canyon—because we know it's essential to ensure a truly great travel experience. It doubles our ability to be there when you need us to offer hydration, lighten your load or give you a lift if it's time to take a break. Read more on why two vans make all the difference.

Our Superb Bikes Included

A great bike is obviously critical for a great multi-adventure trip; you don't want to gamble on one that's been sourced locally to trim costs. This trip features our acclaimed Backroads Custom Titanium bikes, expertly tuned and fitted, and included in your trip price. Learn why our titanium bikes are ideal for most riders.

Plenty of Kids on Your Trip

It may be hard to imagine being on a family trip with no other families on it—but it happens regularly with some companies. On a Backroads Family Adventure there are typically several families on each departure, creating more opportunities for your kids to make new friends as they try fun things together – which is a big part of the experience.

Leaders Focused on Families

When everyone's together, there's lots going on; and when kids' and adults' priorities diverge, it can seem like two different trips. That's why our Family Adventures in Bryce, Zion and Grand Canyon have three Trip Leaders—including a dedicated Kids Activity Expert who regularly takes younger travelers off to do their own thing. Other companies try to get by with two leaders; we step up and do it right. For more on our family focus, check this out.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Bryce, Zion and Grand Canyon trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

Signature Backroads Picnics

Guests rave about our picnic spreads. Enjoy a welcome break in a scenic spot, or a quick refuel stop if you don't want to lose momentum. And because we have two vans, one can host lunch while the other is out providing support along the route.

Your Trip Will Run. Period.

Under our Book with Confidence policy, your Backroads trip will run even for a single family of three or four people, subject to a nominal extra fee. Or transfer to another trip, and we'll give you a credit. It's all part of our trademark commitment to treating guests with integrity, transparency and total accountability. Read all the details.

A Variety of Routes Each Day

In Bryce, Zion and Grand Canyon you head off each morning after choosing among several expertly designed routes—all with detailed directions, mileage and shuttle options. Unlike trips with one fixed daily route (or worse, one guide that everyone's obliged to follow), you're free to enjoy the best of the region at your pace, stopping wherever you want to explore further.

More Leaders to Support You

On our Bryce, Zion and Grand Canyon trips we have an extra leader supporting you along the road and trail—for a total of three, compared to the industry standard two. So we can be in more places at once, giving personal attention to guests traveling at their own pace. Here's more on our Trip Leaders.

Custom-Designed Bikes for Kids

Only Backroads provides bikes specifically designed for younger riders. Find out more information on all of our kids' bikes and optional accessories. And check out Tom Hale's blog post about biking with your kids.

We Invented the Multi-Adventure Trip

After more than 30 years of creating Backroads Multi-Adventures, our trip designers know how to blend the perfect balance of biking and hiking with other activities to showcase the best of a region. And then they arrange the seamless transitions that would be so hard to orchestrate on your own—adding dimensions to your trip that are exciting, inspiring and just plain fun.

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

The Value of Casual Hotels

In addition to the ideal balance of comfort and hospitality in our choice of lodgings, this trip featuring Casual Hotels includes nearly all of your meals, plus everything from cocktail receptions to the best snacks along the road. So there's rarely a need to reach for your wallet – we've got you covered.

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Zion National Park, Utah
Rock climbing - Backroads Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon Family Multisport Tour
Bryce Canyon, Utah
Backroads Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon Family Multisport Adventure Tour
Grand Canyon - Backroads Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon Family Adventure Tour
Cycling - Backroads Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon Family Adventure Tour
Walters Wiggles - Zion National Park Family Hiking Tours
Grand Canyon Family Adventure Tours

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Accommodations & Service Standards

The Lodge at Bryce Canyon and Grand Canyon Lodge at the North Rim are fairly rustic national park lodges that reflect their natural surroundings. While these historic hotels offers simpler accommodations than the typical Backroads property, they've been selected because of their access to the best riding and hiking in the region. Please note that the guest rooms are basic and are not equipped with televisions or air-conditioning (nights are usually cool due to the high elevation). Generally speaking, service in the national parks can seem laid-back when compared with the high standards of service found on other Backroads trips.

Interpretive Guides & Hiking Without Your Leaders

The National Park Service has many regulations on hiking. In Zion National Park you will begin your hike with your leaders, who will hike with you as far as park service regulations allow. You will then explore the remainder of the trails on your own. In Bryce Canyon National Park, your leaders can hike with you but can't act as interpretive guides. They'll also be unable to hike with you in Grand Canyon National Park. Throughout the trip, your leaders will give an orientation to the area's flora, fauna and terrain before your hikes. Permit restrictions also dictate that your leaders won't be able to offer route support on the optional bike ride at the Grand Canyon. Thank you for helping us cooperate with each park's regulations!
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